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Conspirators, The

Franz Schubert

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Music by Franz Schubert. Words and Text by J.F Castelli. Adapted by George Baker and Humphrey Trevelyan

Published by Warner/Chappell. Administered for hire and stage rights worldwide (excluding North America) by Faber Music Ltd


The plot of this one-act opera resembles ‘Lysistrata’ by Aristophanes and deals with an effective women’s peace organisation. The Crusader husbands, commanded by Count Heribert von Ludenstein, are dissuaded from continually waging war by their wives, led by the Countess. They simply deny their husbands all ‘matrimonial rights’. The Conspirators, although composed in 1823, was not performed until 1861, thirty three years after Schubert’s death. The present version, in English, was first performed at Cambridge in 1954. The work lasts an hour and twenty minutes.


2 Violins I
1 Violin II
1 Viola
1 Cello
1 Double Bass
1 Flute I/II
1 Oboe I
1 Oboe II
1 Clarinets I/II
1 Bassoon I
1 Bassoon II
1 Horn I/ II
1 Trumpet I
1 Trumpet II
1 Trombones I/II
1 Bass Trombone
1 Timpani
1 Annotated Vocal Score
1 Full Score


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A full set of orchestral parts is available at a hire fee of £75.00 per month, as are vocal scores at £3.50 per copy, per month.


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Cast Size: Flexible

Genre(s): Opera/Operetta